ant-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Gary M <ga...@oedata.com>
Subject Re: Returning CAB file support to ANT
Date Sun, 03 Apr 2016 03:56:43 GMT
Thanks for these links.. When I was mentioning build.xml best practices, I
was referring to ant's build.xml used to build ant.

After reviewing the docs, I'm fairly sure I have a handle on it.

For the cab.java file, I'll test for MakeCab then cabarc. If neither are
found, fail with a meaningful error message.

I'm shooting for non-Ivy at the moment based on immediate needs.

On Sat, Apr 2, 2016 at 3:52 PM, Martin Gainty <mgainty@hotmail.com> wrote:

>
>
>
>
> > Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2016 13:27:36 -0600
> > Subject: Re: Returning CAB file support to ANT
> > From: garym@oedata.com
> > To: dev@ant.apache.org
> >
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > Thank you for the warm welcome.
> >
> > Thanks for the link to the developer's page.
> >
> > To clarify my post to the list, cab support is already built into ant.
> > However the optional jar is not built, it has been remove from the
> > build.xml.
> >
> > I want to re-factor cab.java to support M$ new cab file utility, and in
> > that process not violate the established practices and style making ant a
> > great product. This also means to keep the current API and functionality,
> > not to break any regression, back compatibility to existing deployments,
> > and migrations to more modern environments..
> >
> > The questions I have:
> >
> > 1) Should I keep the cabarc.exe support and detect the new makecab
> utility
> > or remove existing cabarc.exe support ?
> MG>best practice is to create a taskdef as earlier mentioned..but you can
> however call ant <exec> on binary cabarc.exe
> MG>https://ant.apache.org/manual/Tasks/exec.html
> > 2) Is there a style guidance for build.xml file ? (I don't want to submit
> > something that violates best practices)
> MG>Best-Practice: use property to capture project wide attributesMG>
> http://archive.oreilly.com/pub/a/onjava/2003/12/17/ant_bestpractices.html
> MG>when bruce atherton was mentoring me he mentioned I should
> read/understand Steve Loughrans "ant in anger"MG>
> https://ant.apache.org/ant_in_anger.html
> MG>i didnt catch if you are implementing ant with ivy or ant non-ivy?
> >
> > v/r
> > gary
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Apr 2, 2016 at 10:14 AM, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > > On 2016-04-02, Martin Gainty wrote:
> > >
> > > > one option is to re-factor Cab.java into a Ant Taskdef
> > >
> > > Cab.java already *is* a task that ships with Ant.
> > >
> > > Stefan
> > >
> > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > To unsubscribe, e-mail: dev-unsubscribe@ant.apache.org
> > > For additional commands, e-mail: dev-help@ant.apache.org
> > >
> > >
>
>

Mime
  • Unnamed multipart/alternative (inline, None, 0 bytes)
View raw message